Good morning Saloners! I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. I spent most of the day yesterday working on a continuing education course for my insurance license and baking sugar cookies with my sister. Today will be a chore day and more continuing ed (unfortunately this will last throughout the end of the month), and hopefully some Ulysses and maybe even a walk outside? Time flies too quickly, that I do know for sure!
I was racking my brain trying to think of a topic for today’s Sunday Salon when I remembered a brief twittersation I had with Ana from Things Mean A Lot and Andi from Estella’s Revenge. Andi was Atonement by Ian McEwan and I commented that it’s one of those books that I wish I could read again for the first time. I can’t explain why without giving spoilers to the book, but there are several books that while I would love to re-read them one day, I wish even more that I could have the pleasure of reading the book for the first time.
There are some books that are so magical or so surprising or twisted or unexpected or…you know…that there’s really no experience like reading them through for the first time. Sure, the second reading might give you more insight and you might pick up on some of the foreshadowing, but you’ll never have that moment back again when things click into place and you say aloud “Ha!” because you’ve finally got it. Honestly I don’t think this has to be a book with a twist–but more a book that contains a moment of discovery.
Some books I wish I could read again for the first time (unfortunately I can’t tell you why, but of course if I wish I could read these again I recommend them!):
I also want to use The Book Thief but didn’t because I counted it as a Freezer Book last week. I’d love to read it for the first time not knowing anything about it. Actually, having just said that I realize that maybe this is why I like going into a book without knowing anything about it! The moment of discovery is just too delicious.
Are there books that you wish you could read and experience again for the first time? Which ones? Do you enjoy a book that surprises you or do you prefer comfort in your books? (again, by surprise I don’t necessarily mean “twist” just unexpected in some way).
Looking Back to Last Week
-Last Sunday I asked about everyone’s Freezer Books
-I shared a very special Valentine’s Memory/Disaster
-Little Miss Baby Billy Sue is Growing and other random Wednesday Thoughts
-I wasn’t crazy about The Knife of Never Letting Go
Looking Forward to Next Week
Well, tomorrow is supposed to be Jousting with Joyce but since I’ve only read 20 pages in the past two weeks (yes folks, you read that correctly), I’m not sure I’ll make it. Might just have to do a brief post. I’m hoping to get in a recipe or two for Whip Up Something New challenge (Make sure you check out this month’s challenge if you haven’t yet!!). Really looking forward to this month being behind me–note to self: don’t procrastinate on continuing education again!
Happy Sunday to you all!!